The Scientific Committee is now calling for abstracts for the Conference (online submission). Authors should submit abstracts online by no later than 16 October 2020. All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The abstract submissions received for the conference will inform the parallel sessions. To maintain the high standards of previous conferences, the review process for the abstract submissions is intensive and thorough. Thereafter acceptance of abstracts for oral or posters will be confirmed with applicants no later than 9 November 2020. View Themes
This year PHASA invites abstracts for the following types of submissions.
The abstract should be constructed using the format listed below. Please note the formats applicable to scientific or operational research.
Maximum word count- 350
Format for Scientific Abstract
Format for Operational Research
Health and Wellbeing
Universal Health Coverage
Sustainable cities and communities
Presentation options for all research abstracts
Individual oral presentations allow for a brief overview of the major points / highlights of a particular project or programme. Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes (10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion).
A science pitch is a concise, well-prepared description of your research / or programme. Scientific pitch presentations should last a maximum of 3 minutes. Participants are welcome to bring along any support materials e.g. charts, objects, etc, though laptops or projectors should not be used.
Material for a display presentation is mounted on a poster board (portrait orientation, A0 size of 2380mm high x 950mm wide), which is staffed by the author (this is mandatory) for a designated period of time. This format provides a unique opportunity for personal 'one-on-one' interaction and idea exchange. Abstracts are to be informational and report on work completed. Poster sessions are held as poster walks in the parallel programme, moderated by an expert.
Criteria for evaluating the quality of abstracts include originality of ideas and methods, concise presentation of methods and results, clarity of application and implementation, quality of writing, and relevance to conference themes.
These sessions can be 90 minute, half or full-day workshops. Participants at the Conference include researchers; implementers, students, civil society organizations, private sector, policy and decision-makers, as well as those involved in management, program delivery and advocacy; academics engaged in teaching as well as those concerned more broadly with capacity strengthening. Skills-building sessions may target one or more of these audiences. Participants at the Conference range from relative novices, to those with extensive experience in the field. We intend to build a menu of skills building sessions that are relevant to diverse audiences, though with a particular emphasis on the needs of early stage professionals.
Skill-building sessions should have clearly articulated learning objectives and an engaging, participatory format that is designed to help participants achieve these learning objectives. Using existing experience is especially welcome.
Please follow the following submissions guidelines for skills-building sessions below:
|•||Cutting-edge conceptual, empirical, and/or synthesis research;|
|•||Innovative research approaches, methods and measures;|
|•||Successful and/or novel strategies for developing capacity;|
|•||Platforms and mechanisms to share and translate knowledge;|
|•||Innovative practice in health policy and systems development and analysis|
The skills-building session abstract requires the following information (maximum of 350 words):
Scoring of skill-building workshops
Reviewers will be asked to assess skills building session submissions on the basis of: (i) relevance of learning objectives to Conference participants (ii) appropriateness of proposed format and delivery methods to achieve learning objectives and provoke interaction among participants (iii) suitability of contributors.
The organised session abstract requires the following information (maximum of 350 words):
Criteria for organized session review
Submissions for organised sessions will be peer-reviewed. In line with the core Conference principles, the Scientific Committee will be asked to assess organized sessions on the basis of: (i) technical/scientific merit; (ii) relevance to the Conference theme and selected sub-themes; (iii) rationale for selection of speakers is clear; (iv) originality and innovation; (iv) diversity of engaged speakers (e.g. balance across gender, country-income group and/or role); and (v) potential for active involvement by the audience. Submissions with better gender and geographical balance of contributors, respecting inclusivity and diversity values of PHASA will be given preferences in the review process.
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